Mini Woodle Breed Information
Description: The Mini Woodle is a crossbreed, made of Poodle and Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. This breed comes in three sizes; Miniature, Medium and Standard. The breed is known for its long coat, hanging ears, curly tail and hanging ears.
Other Names: Whoodle, Sweatenpoo, Wheatendoodle, Wheatenpoo, or Wheatiepoo
Height: 12-20 in.
Weight: 20-45 lbs.
Colors: This breed could come in a variety of colors including black, red, chocolate, apricot, silver or spotted.
Coat: The coat of a Woodle is long and silky with either wavy or straight locks.
Temperament: The temperament of this breed is described as playful, energetic, friendly and loving. They are known for being a non-barking breed who love spending time with their owners and family while also meeting new people. Mini Woodle dogs require regular mental stimulation to keep them from getting bored, so playing outdoor and indoor games keeps them happy and healthy. With Children: These dogs are family friendly and love to grab the attention of younger members of the family. They have a playful personality that kids love and are gentle with young ones. With Pets: The Mini Woodle breed loves meeting those of other breeds, along with other household pets. They thrive in dog parks and on neighborhood walks.
Watch-dog: This breed is known for being a good watch dog because of their alert, energetic nature.
Guard-dog: While they are protective, the Mini Woodle breed are an unsuccessful guard dog due to their friendly nature and tendency to be quiet.
Care and Training: It is recommended for the Mini Woodle breed to have a coat brushing once or twice a week, daily teeth cleanings and mails trimmed when necessary. Ear infections are common in dogs with long, floppy ears and since this breed is one of them, it is important to check them regularly and clean them with wet cotton wool. This breed takes to training well but can be a bit stubborn. Keeping with consistent commands, along with some play in between, is the best way to enhance the training experience.
Learning Rate: High. This breed is very intelligent and takes to training well. Obedience: High Mini Woodle dogs are people pleasers when it comes to taking commands. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: Moderate. This breed is known to prefer laying around opposed to exercising but it is necessary to the Mini Woodle breed to get at least an hour of activity to be happy. This breed enjoy walks and playing with toys but they do love to chase things so make sure they are kept on a leash when out in public.
Living Environment: The ideal living situation for this breed is a house or apartment with a yard.
Health Issues: Although the Woodle breed is known to be healthy, the breed can be affected by hip dysplasia, ear infections, allergies, and progressive retinal atrophy down the line.
Life Span: 12-15 years.
Litter Size: 3-6 puppies.
Country of Origin: United States of America
History: The Mini Woodle is a designer mixed breed, made of Poodle and Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Majority of the breed are offspring of two purebred dogs, they are in the category of first generation hybrids. German artist Albrecht Dürer created the first popular image of the Poodle breed in the 15 and 16 centuries. It wasn’t long before the breed spread to Spain and during the reign of Louis XVI, France had toy poodles as pampered favorites. When the breed was officially recognized by the FCI, those of the congregation wanted to avoid any possible dispute between two founding members. It was then that Germany recognized the Poodle as a dog originating from France. The poodle contributed to the creation of other dog breeds, like the Miniature Schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer and dogs of the Bichon type. The Wheaten was bred in Ireland for over two hundred years to be an all-purpose farm dog whose duties included herding, watching and guarding livestock, hunting and killing. In Ireland, they were commonly referred to as the “Poor Man’s Wolfhound.” The Wheaten was recognized as a breed in Ireland by the Irish Kennel Club until 1937. The first Wheatens were exported to Lydia Vogel in the United States in the 1940’s and were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973.
Registries: The Mini Woodle breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Breed Registry.